Obesity
VAT fat may cause pathogenic obesity  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
VAT, Visceral Adipose Tissue, a kind of fat that accumulates around the abdominal organs, has an important immune function. The body may choose to turn excess fat into FAT not SAT, subcutaneous fat when a fetus... more
Food giants undermined China's obesity fight, scholar says  ABC NEWS · 5 days
A new research paper says a food industry-funded group undermined China's efforts to keep obesity rates in check more
Obesity risk factors may differ for Hispanic and non-Hispanic white children  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The factors that put children at risk of becoming obese within the first 12 months of their life may differ for Hispanic and non-Hispanic babies. more
Seeing soda's influence  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A complex network of research funding, institutional ties and personal influence has allowed the Coca-Cola Company, through its connections with a nonprofit group, to exert substantial influence over obesity science and policy solutions in China, a new study has found. more
Coke-funded group swayed China's obesity efforts, papers say  ABC NEWS · 5 days
A new research paper says a food industry-funded group undermined China's efforts to keep obesity rates in check more
Excessive body fat around the middle linked to smaller brain size, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Carrying extra body fat, especially around the middle, may be linked to brain shrinkage, according to new research. For the study, researchers... more
Long-term postpartum obesity may be due to reprogramming of maternal energy metabolism  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
During normal pregnancy, mothers always gain body weight within a proper range. However, many women worry that extra pounds put on during pregnancy will... more
Older age, obesity, and depression associated with chronic hip pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
In a representative sample of the German population, older age, obesity, and depressive disorder were associated with experiencing chronic hip pain. more
Novel technique detects new strains of microbes in human fecal microbiota after obesity surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Using a unique bioinformatics technique developed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB researchers have detected the emergence of... more
Maternal programming during pregnancy induces long-term postpartum obesity  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In a new study using a mouse model, researchers suggest that long-term postpartum weight gain may be due not so much to retained fat as to reprogramming of maternal energy metabolism. more
Obesity surgery leads to emergence of new microbial strains in the human fecal community  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Using a unique bioinformatics technique, researchers have detected the emergence of new strains of microbes in the human fecal microbiota... more
Intermittent fasting could improve obese women's health  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Research shows that obese women lost more weight and improved their health by fasting intermittently while following a strictly controlled diet. more
Obese women could achieve weight loss and improvements in health with intermittent fasting  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Research carried out at the University of Adelaide shows that obese women lost more weight and improved their health by fasting intermittently... more
Exposure to TV ads for high-sugar cereals influences kids' diets  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
High-sugar cereals are heavily promoted to children on TV. The adoption of poor eating habits including excess consumption of sugar can lead to obesity, a known risk factor... more
Obese mice lose anxiety when 'zombie cells' exit their brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have shown in mice that obesity increases the level of 'zombie' or senescent cells in the brain, and that those cells, in turn, are linked to anxiety.... more
Senescent cells in the brain shown to cause obesity-related anxiety  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers have shown that obesity increases the level of semi-dormant senescent cells in the brain, which give rise to anxiety-like behaviors. more
New book series on anti-obesity treatment strategies  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Obesity is a complex health problem, caused by a number of factors such as excessive food intake, lack of physical activity, genetic predisposition, endocrine disorders, medications and psychiatric illnesses. more
Study assesses link between Vitamin D intake and obesity in occupational asthma patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Occupational asthma is common occurrence in a significant number of adults suffering from the disease. Even after the cessation of exposure, the... more
Proportion of cancer cases related to obesity varies considerably by state  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study looking at the share of cancers related to obesity finds an at least 1.5-fold difference between states with the highest and lowest proportions. more
Medical News Today: Study finds link between obesity and sense of smell  MNT · 3 weeks
A recent review investigates the surprising links between the sense of smell and obesity risk. The findings have implications for future treatments. more
Higher doses of radiation during x-ray for obese people raise cancer risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Extremely obese people are needing a far higher dose of radiation during x-ray examinations than people of normal weight, increasing their risk of cancer,... more
X-rays may double the risk of cancer for obese patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study has revealed that obese patients who undergo an x-ray are at a greater risk of developing cancer due to the higher dose of radiation required. more
Doctors rarely advice patients about healthy lifestyle changes  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Too rarely do doctors give their patients advice about healthy lifestyle changes. A statistical analysis of US health data conducted by MedUni Vienna researchers together with international partners has shown that people... more
Women who were born small may┬ábe at increased risk of pregnancy complications  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Women who were born with a low birthweight are at increased risk of pregnancy complications, according to a new Obesity study. The findings suggest... more
Obesity help on the front line  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The Australian National University (ANU) has developed a new program to be rolled out across the country to help GPs treat patients with obesity. more
Exposure to cannabis alters the genetic profile of sperm  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
New research suggests men in their child-bearing years should consider how THC could impact their sperm and possibly the children they conceive during periods when they've been using the drug.... more
Food insecurity linked with binge-eating disorder and obesity  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Food insecurity -- difficulty affording enough food to support regular, balanced meals -- was associated with increased likelihoods of binge-eating disorder and obesity in a recent study. more
Women who had low birthweight face increased risk of pregnancy complications  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Women who were born with a low birthweight are at increased risk of pregnancy complications, according to a new Obesity study. more
Pregnant women and extremely obese people at high risk of flu complications  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Pregnant women and the extremely obese are among those at high risk for complications from the flu - including death - and should be... more
Food insecurity associated with increased odds of binge-eating disorder and obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Food insecurity--difficulty affording enough food to support regular, balanced meals--was associated with increased likelihoods of binge-eating disorder and obesity in a recent International Journal of Eating... more
Mindfulness training could be excellent strategy to prevent and manage obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Mindfulness training may improve the effectiveness of intensive weight management programs, suggesting that it could be an excellent strategy for healthcare providers in preventing and managing... more
MRI effective for monitoring liver fat in obese patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
MRI provides a safe, noninvasive way to monitor liver fat levels in people who undergo weight loss treatments for obesity, according to a new study. more
To understand life expectancy fall, start in West Virginia  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
West Virginia serves as harbinger of health woes: overdoses, suicides, obesity and sinking life expectancy more
Medical News Today: How do anxiety and depression affect physical health?  MNT · 4 weeks
New research investigates the physical health risks associated with anxiety and depression and compares them with those of smoking and obesity. more
How do anxiety and depression affect physical health?  MNT · 4 weeks
New research investigates the physical health risks associated with anxiety and depression and compares them with those of smoking and obesity. more
West Virginia shows challenges of getting people healthier  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
West Virginia serves as harbinger of health woes: overdoses, suicides, obesity and sinking life expectancy more
As US life expectancy falls, West Virginia offers lessons  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
West Virginia serves as harbinger of health woes: overdoses, suicides, obesity and sinking life expectancy more
New battery-free, implantable device aids weight loss  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
More than 700 million adults and children worldwide are obese, according to a 2017 study that called the growing number and weight-related health problems a "rising pandemic." more
Depression, anxiety may take same toll on health as smoking and obesity  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
An annual physical typically involves a weight check and questions about unhealthy habits like smoking, but a new study suggests health care providers may... more
Boys with good motor skills excel at problem-solving, too  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Boys with good motor skills are better problem-solvers than their less skillful peers, a new study shows. In contrast to previous studies, the researchers found no association between aerobic fitness... more
School-based nutritional programs reduce student obesity  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
In-school nutrition policies and programs that promote healthier eating habits among middle school students limit increases in body mass index (BMI), a new study finds. more
Medical News Today: Recalled 'weight history' can predict heart failure risk  MNT · 4 weeks
While obesity can raise heart failure risk at any age, the risk is higher in those with a lifetime history of obesity compared with only recent... more
New gut bacteria may be effective against obesity, metabolic and mental disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The MyNewGut project has discovered new bacterial species and strains in healthy people that seem to be effective against obesity, metabolic and mental disorders... more
Boys with good motor skills are better problem-solvers, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Boys with good motor skills are better problem-solvers than their less skillful peers, a new study from Finland shows. In contrast to previous studies, the researchers found no... more
Eisai enters into agreement with Eurofarma for its anti-obesity agent lorcaserin  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Eisai Co., Ltd. has entered into an agreement to grant exclusive development and marketing rights for its anti-obesity agent lorcaserin hydrochloride in Brazil to Eurofarma Laboratorios... more
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